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stays. it means paul ryan's budget is essentially irrelevant since they weren't able to get the majority in the senate and maybe more importantly i think latino voters made their voice heard loud and clear to both parties kóin this election and comprehensive immigration reform will have topriority in the next administration. >> you're absolutely right. the gop has to move to the left on the immigration. latino issues. black and brown voters emerged this year as power brokers saying white people cannot get together in a historic they want. you have to deal with black and brown people as serious at the electoral level. the gop at this point is a madman group in a modern family group. i stole that of a tweet of a strategist just before we hit the air. they have to adapt to thee right now. >> i think a lot of republicans, i saw it last night and today, they try to place blame somewhere and they're going to do it inappropriately. they're going to blame sandy, chris christie paul ryan. they're going to blame voters for being dumb and voting against their in
if he wants to get some things done. also really quickly. paul ryan. he now is probably the most republican in the country right now. even though he's not speaker of house. he's probably going to prepare a campaign for 2016, and is going to be in there with a bunch of people, including perhaps governor christy of new jersey and so on. >> speaking of governor christy, we saw him giving praise to president obama in recent days. do you think that had anything to do with the outcome tonight? >> no. but i think that enflamed enough republicans around the country that he's going to have to issue some mea culpas privately going forward. >> or maybe the new face of the republican party. you have bipartisanship. >> a lot of people say that's what we need to do going forward. even president obama needs to mix up his cabinet. >> they're always or the of token bipartisan cabinet proponents. both parties have to decide that the vote was so close they can't act like they won the whole thing. they don't get a mandate. hopefully, they will take a cue, and work together to try to get some issue
paul ryan, the vic vietial -- actually, i think it was jenna ryan's daughter come out and hug her mother in a way that -- kids give things away that sometimes adults cannot. what i i'm struck by, mark, and i wonder if you're struck by, too, is the weakness of aplaus. it seems as if the crowd can't get itself together for one big cheer. >> it's a good point. the ryan daughter hugged her mother right around the waist as a child would do in sadness and disappointment. i think it was tough because nobody came out to warm them up. usually with something like that there's music and somebody warming up the crowd then you introduce him. he just came out cold. >> ifill: which i thought was surprising. >> it was quite dramatic and quite gracious and very generous. he twice said he himself would pray for the president and asked others to pray for the president. >> ifill: but the disappointment was palpable. >> it was. it was a real sense of sadness and envy. >> i got the sense they hadn't prepared for it. i really -- there was no production. the speech was fine. it was good. i wouldn't say i
seats. monday der. among those reelecti-elected to seat paul ryan the congressman winning an 8th term in wisconsin. republicans fell short in their effort. they lost 4 key races including one in massachusetts. democratic challenger elizabeth warren repeating firs republican scott brown and then in fir virginia tim cane and he may defeat the open seat goiwithout going after jim as wells. republican linda mcmahon lost to democrat chris murphy. there were some big wins for republicans. in arizona he defeated democrat for the open seat of john kyle. me meanwhile cuban americans had become the first latino to pin a den gnat seat. michelle match lan won her 4th term in congress. >>> oo with the am the question is what happens next? >> for the mast two years we have a democratic controlled senate. they have been virtually deadlocked. in does that leave us? where the president reach across party lines during the second term? that is what charles krauthammer is looking at today. >> we are left in the country exactly where we started but a little bit worse off. the republicans are in control of
be worried this fun is coming to an end, take heart, we still have paul ryan to kick around. that's right. the republican party's leading intellectual announced today he's returning to his seat in the united states house of representatives, where hserves as chairman of the budget so, m. lost but his war against medicare and social security carries on. let's bring in dana milbank, columnist for "the washington post." dana, has this election damaged the paul ryan brand or is he still the golden boy? >> well, he's still the goldena conservatives who basically dominate this caucus. th dynamichere. you had john boehner come out today and actually float the idea of, heaven forbid, an increase in tax revenues. that's a direct repudiation of what paul ryan has stood for. because he tied himself to closely to paul ryan's economic plan, it basically became a repudiation of that plan as well. >> now, paul ryan is often mentione as a possible presidential candidate for 2016. but don't reblicans have to have a serious think about that? i mean, given last night's results, is paul ryan part of the solut
this country deeply. >> i want to thank paul ryan for all he's done for our campaign. >> i am looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders of both parties. >> assuming i win, one of the benefits to be able to get -- >> we are not as divided as our politics suggest. >> at a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering and political posturing. >> we need to stand up and stop him from fundamentally changing the united states. >> we got to be careful about calling things when we have, like, 991 votes separating the two candidates. >> well, i'm disappointed. >> we're the shallowest country in the history of man. >> we know in our hearts that for the united states of america, the best is yet to come. ♪ >>> the best is yet to come. these are the words of the 44th president of the united states, following his imemphatic victory last night. the family is departing from chicago on air force one, bound for the white house, a place they'll call home for another four years. the president put together the most diverse coalition in history, winning a sweep of battleground st
in a hotel room with the five boys and the grandchildren and paul ryan also here in boston. he's not in the room with the romneys. he and his wife and his mother who has been on the trail with him, they're staying at another hotel here in boston, not far from here but they're watching the returns come in separately. i have reached out to a couple of sources on the campaign and can tell you the night is not over. these states are very close along the east coast, florida, virginia, as i mentioned earlier, they're not ready to certainly concede anything, but they're also not terribly upbeat about the way the night is unfolding. >> to sharyn alfonsi in wisconsin and she's at a republican event there. sharyn? >> reporter: yeah, i'm at a republican watch party that is not feeling very much like a party. you can feel the air kind of get sucked out of the room, but people are still hanging around. they haven't run for the bar yet. they were initially encouraged, the exit polling showing romney actually beat obama with working class voters but then those other voters, young voters comin
paul ryan is here. we've seen members of his family but what a roller-coaster ride for his supporters, for his donors in this hall tonight. there was such a sense of defeat initially when fox news called ohio for barack obama, but then karl rove came on, started hedging, said it still was in play and people flooded the room and cheers went out handing o out american flags but as the math sunk in all that desflated and have seen children crying and a lot of hugs here tonight as they come to grips with the end of a hard-fought campaign. >> okay, bill weir, thank you very much. i want to go back to cokie roberts as jon karl was saying talking about nancy pelosi, the end of if she, indeed, does choose to retire as the democratic leader, the end of some career. >> an incredible career. she came to congress and having been told by the congresswoman who she replaced on her deathbed she said, nancy, you run for this seat and she did and, of course, rose in the ranks in the house and put together a remarkable majority for a period there and as the first female speaker, you know, you forget tha
beside choosing his wife ann, picking paul ryan as a runningmate was the best decision he has ever made. ron, paula. >> a gracious speech. had to be a hard one to make after two years thought of kind of schedule. this is why the battleground states were so important. president obama racked up wins in the highly contested states including colorado, new hampshire, pennsylvania, nevada, wisconsin, and virginia. almost a clean sweep there among the battleground. >> didn't really need ohio. the president holding a slight lead in florida, ballots are still being counted could continue to be counted for a while. the state is too close to call not that it matters. >> few hundred votes separated it. really insane. the popular vote we said incredibly close. president obama, passed mitt romney by a sliver in the nation's popular vote. >> now we don't have final numbers as west coast states are counting ballots including mega state, california. >>> democrats have strengthened their control of the senate taking two seats away from the republicans. the races that changed hand are in the states of ind
nation. he won't be our next vice president but congressman paul ryan will be returning to capitol hill. ryan's name was in two spots on his hometown ballot.. as mitt romney's running mate, and also for re-election to congress, representing southeastern wisconsin. ryan won another term. defeating his democratic opponent, businessman rob zerban, by a comfortable margin. illinois republican party leaders gathered this morning, in the aftermath of mitt romney's defeat and g-o-p losses in several key congressional races. wgn's robert jordan joins us live from the lakeview neighborhood, where the republicans held their morning- after breakfast. bob? with congress stalemated for the last four years the election of barack obama has both sides talking about healing. healing the wounds that have divided this country and that were a result of this bitter campaign. now people and saying that if these rooms are allowed to fester and deepen, it can only get worse. >> this time with the economy still feeble unemployment remaining too high and an equal number of may wrongly supporters disappointed an
. >> during his concession speech mitt romney said he and paul ryan gave their all to the campaign. the former massachusetts governor told supporters he praised that president obama will be successful in guiding the united states. romney made the speech after calling president obama calling him to congratulate him on his victory. >> the nation as you know is at a critical point and in a time like this we can't risk partisan bickering. oriolidaes have to reach across -- our leaders have to reach across the aisle. our citizens have to rise to the occasion. >> romney also thanks his wife ann who said would have made a wonderful first lady. and he also praised paul ryan and his campaign team for their tirelessly work. about 100 republicans gathered to watch election returns but minutes after the presidential race was called, people cleared out and went home. many say they are sad and disappointed that mitt romney lost. >> i would have loved romney because i don't know. romney was my man. and nothing i could do about it. but obama and i will have to deal with him for another four years. >> mitt rom
and says beside choosing his wife ann, picking paul ryan as a runningmate was the best decision he has ever made. rob and paula. >>> our coverage continues now with a special edition of "nightline." thank you for watching. >>> tonight on "nightline." four more years. it's official. after a nail biter of a race for the white house, tonight, barack obama has defeated mitt romney. and victory and defeat. terry moran is live from the winner's circle at obama headquarters in chicago. and bill weir from the romney campaign in boston. to bring us to the heart of the action this historic evening. >>> plus, the contentious race in the rearview mirror the nation speaks. whatter use matter most to voters tonight and what's next for the president and the country? >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news with terry moran in chicago, illinois, bill we if ren boston, massachusetts, and cynthia mcfadden in new york city this is a special edition of "nightline," election, "your voice, your vote." >>> good evening, i'm cynthia mcfadden. tonight another four years for president barack obama. as a n
. and then his running mate paul ryan. ryan returns to congress after voters in wisconsin reelected him to represent wisconsin's first district. >>> more than a dozen congressional districts up for grabs in this election. as the numbers came in we saw decisive victories. >> we have ktvu claudine wong in the studio with us right now. you have all those numbers. >> that is right. i want to take you right to this congressional map. of course the one district we talk about this morning when you talk about upset is right here. that is district 15. the lines were redrawn. we had a top two tier primary system. but no longer that is changing. take a look at these numbers after holding on to the seat for 40 years this 80-year-old is out and 31-year-old democrat erik swalwell is in. 53% to 47% with 100 precincts reporting. a couple of other close races to note. if we go over to district three we want to show you the results from that race. he is holding ton his seat by a number of 54% to 46%. close. but he beat out kim vann saying that they needed a grocery store politics scene not a career polit
: half of wisconsin voters have a favorable opinion of paul ryan, it was not enough to give romney a win. he lost his home state. >> brian: that was a dominant win in wisconsin. >> steve: despite the push in pennsylvania. voters gave the 20 electoral vote to president obama. >> brian: what happened to dead heat and too close to call. pennsylvania, president obama got out in front and never let go. we have long. john roberts is with mitt romney in headquarters and phil keatings in florida, keeping phil up all night. starting with wendall. happy people? >> not much change. president has faur more year slightly larger majority in senate and republicans still control the house . two parties still have to come up with a budget deal to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts. president obama is relected with the highest unemployment rate of 7 seven.9 percent. it was held here in the mccormic center. it was still a party and a lot earlier than had feared. the president thanked romney and paul ryan for a hard fought campaign. >> i have listened to you and i are learned from you and you can made me a b
. >> the seniors point is important because paul ryan was hammered over and over again about his medicare plan but romney did well with senior as cross the board. >> we'll take a break. thank you so much, cokie, ron. when we come back, 172 electoral votes are coming in as polling places close. >> announcer: this is an abc news special, "your voice, your vote," election night 2012 live from abc news election night headquarters in times square, new york, now reporting, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> and we are back and a big crossroads, 172 electoral votes in the polls that just closed including florida and new hampshire but it is, of course, very early but i want to run through for you right now what we are ready to project, the abc news decision desk based on exit polling is ready to project that barack obama, the president, has won in illinois, of course, it's his home state, 60% of the vote last time. in massachusetts, president obama has won there, it's a solid blue state, george. >> no question about it. mitt romney's home state but did not win it and also, diane, a key senate
to and in wisconsin thanks to paul ryan being a running mate. maybe pick up the six in iowa. an uphill battle. polls show the president leading by five points are so. that is how you, altogether 16 electoral votes to offset the 18 you potentially lose in ohio. anyone's guess, but something will pursue now with sarah palin who remembers the pressure of this night four years ago. very good to have you. thank you for joining us. >> thank you so much. nice to speak with you. neil: have you think it is going? >> well, as predicted, very, very close. i was just trying to pay as close attention as i could to your commentary, trying to hear what you were saying about ohio. that, of course, is a bit of a bellwether and very pivotal. what is new with ohio, maybe you have a better update and i do. neil: as i try to say, it's hard with all these different states coming in. too close to call. you know, there is a strategy that the romney folks have. if they were to lose ohio, i should stress, you know this better than anybody, the first numbers that come in of the early voters, and there are a lot of them. i don
. >> reporter: running mate paul ryan returns to the house of representatives as the chairman of the budget committee. not clear what mitt romney will do after two unsuccessful runs at the presidency. congress needs to get to work right away on a number of issues that threaten to hit american pocketbooks. >>> the other major story from election night, historic ballot questions in maryland, approved. voters said yes to question four, the dream act which allows children of illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition at maryland colleges and universities. they said yes to question six which is same-sex marriage and yes to expanded gambling including a new casino in prince george's county. we'll go in depth on all of these issues when we check in with holly morris live at national harbor in just a few minutes. >> more. coming up right now. but first, we have more election results to she you -- show you as we head to break. d how you doing? alright, alright. now this is a party. what is that? go, go, go. mmm. give me some of that sauce. i don't know, i think i might bail. yeah, it's pretty dead.
, and they got him, first dog bo, now at the white house. he's become a fan favorite. >> and paul ryan's sons and nephew found a way to pass the time. there they are, this is in ohio. they played a little football on the tarmac at the cleveland airport. ryan attended another event in richmond before heading to boston to watch the returns with mitt romney. >> president obama's former nanny reacting to his victory. the trans gender person was mr. obama's nanny when he was a child in indonesia. she said, i'm very please and had proud. i hope mr. barack can lead better compared to his first term in the presidency. also checking news around the nation, a man long considered the prime suspect in the disappearance of a new york city boy is being released from a pennsylvania prison after serving time on child molestation charges. 6-year-old etan patz vanished in 1979 after leaving his manhattan home for a bus stop. authorities say convicted pedophile jose ramos was considered the prime suspect. a new suspect was charged earlier this year. >> penn state's forme
paul ryan was reelected to his wisconsin house seat. he returns to capitol hill with new stature and a new title. the republican to beat in 2016. >> to see all of the election results in our brand new electoral college map, we break it down by state and maryland counties on wbaltv.com and our election 2012 app or you can find more statemen andfrom campaigns. >> we continue to track the nor'easter moving up the coast. but i think baltimore really is dodging a bullet right now. you look at the raider, what a mess from delawarean to massachusetts. the massive snow is falling in new jersey coming into interior areas. there are also concerned the coastal flooding. let's look at the baltimore metro area. see the light shades of green, that is really light rain east of edgewood. sticking, won't be the snow. it is not very heavy. >> we will check back with you. still ahead, just a day after the election, congress gets back to work and it wants to hear from the company linked to the deadly meningitis outbreak. did you know dentures are ten times softer than natural teeth and can be easily
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the president will be successful in guiding our nation. [applause] i want to thank paul ryan for all he has done for our campaign. [applause] and for our country. besides my wife, hit paul is the best choice i have ever made. [applause] and i trust that his intellect and his hard work, and his commitment to principle, will continue to contribute to the good of our nation. i also want to thank ann, a love of my life. -- the love of my life. [applause] she would have been a wonderful first lady. [applause] she has been that and more to me and to our family, and to the many people she has touched with her compassion and care. theirk my son's for tireless work on the behalf of the campaign, and think their wives and children for taking up the slack as their husbands and dads have spent so many weeks away from home. [applause] i want to thank the dedicated campaign team. and matt rhodes. they have made an extraordinary effort, not just for me, but for the country we love. to you tonight, and to the team across the country -- the volunteers, fund-raisers, donors, surrogates. i do not think there is an
, there were probably 20 to 30 people in line. >> reporter: while wisconsin native paul ryan tops the republican ticket with mitt romney, the economy was more important to the voters we spoke to than badger state pride. >> right now, i'm unemployed, so whoever is going to make it better, i'm all for that. >> reporter: in september, the unemployment rate in wisconsin was 7.3%; when president obama was elected in 2008, the state's unemployment rate was 5.9%. while the state has added only 4,100 jobs from january through september of this year, the improving national employment numbers appear to be working in the president's favor. >> in the beginning of the year, only one in five voters said that the economy has gotten better in the past year. in the most recent poll, that number has increased to one in three, saying the outlook is looking better for the state. >> reporter: and that appears to be the perception that many voters here had. >> i think the economy is starting to get better as we go along here. >> i think jobs are now opening, you know, a lot of jobs are offering help no
congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. we may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. from george to lenore to their son mitt, the romney family has chose tone give back to americans through public service. that is their legacy that we honor and applaud tonight. [cheering] >> word also that governor romney spoke by phone with the president to congratulate him on the victory. then the former g.o.p. challenger graciously accepted defeat before a crowd of his own supporters, that were gathered outside his campaign headquarters in boston. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory, his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well. but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> paul ryan will return to washington, not as the next vice-president. but he did win re-election to the congressional seat
and paul ryan over the next few days and weeks >> president obama won the e electoral vote shlg but the popular vote not so much >> something that's not so close in this case is prop 30 as well as 38. they're both losing,which the outcomes will be devastating for the educational system, k through 12. we have -- we're wait lg on governor brown who is going to state his mrit dal -- i don't know if i'd say mrit cam career, but a lot of pop sigs >> i think it's safe to say he stakes his political reputation on this proposition 24. i thinki spoke to the most optimistic person in the room, the head of the children's soeshs association. i did have to ask him, woers case sen nar yoeshgs what happens if the 6,000 cuts happen. he saidreal stickly, we're going to be looking at about 50 days extra of school year. now studentswho get out in june are going to be looking at the middle of may. proposition 30 would have raised the sales tax by a quarter of a penny. for those making 250,000dollar a year, your income tax would have gone up. it wasn't apermanent tax hievenlth those were all tempora
hampshire michigan, nevada, wisconsin! paul ryan said home state. >> paul ryan who? >> bill: i know. and of course, ohio! right! and then. >> got my ohio state hat on. >> bill: north carolina, sadly went to mitt romney, and that's a battleground state he won. florida is still -- don't know where we came out. >> too close to call. >> bill: the president last night stepping on stage at the mccormick center, first thing he did was salute. there were three people that really helped. bill clinton for sure. joe biden for sure and michelle obama. >> michelle, i have never loved you more, i have never been prouder that watch the rest of america fall in love with you too, as our nation's first lady. [ cheers and applause ] >> bill: a great moment there. the president saying last night listen i have not maybe been the perfect president. he always says that, but i was listening to what you wanted me to do and i tried to do my best. >> obama: whether i earned our vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you and you've made me a better president. >> bill: and just jump in here to
and political posturing. >> president obama and congratulate paul ryan and romney on a hard-fought campaign. >> we fought fiercely only because we love this country deeply. we care so strongly about its future. >> romney also talked about the country's future. >> i believe in the people of america (cheers & applause) i ran for office because i am concerned about america. this election is over what our principles and doom. >> back here closer to home some of the state propositions that more hotly contested leading up to yesterday's election proposition 30 been one of the bid was we saw a lot of media coverage about. that is the one that would increase education tax. if as you can see 54% of voters approved pop proposition 30. now that has that it will hike tax rates to rescue the school system supported by governor brown. it will raise $6 billion annually by increasing into things. one excels tax by a quarter cent for the next four years. also raising income tax on the wealthy by 3 percent that will be in place of the next seven years. governor jerry brown was stumping hard for this and he d
didn't win. mitt romney-paul ryan were terrific leaders and decent people. we go to election and the polls even. hand it to the president. he did a great job getting out of with the voter and closing argument had undecided many go his way. we salute that. but yes, i'm pleased that the bright light last night. we won eight of the 11 congressional seats in virginia. and we pick up another republican governor. so we have 30 republican governors. 60% now. around the country. that is a good sign. >> bret: there is instro spection. if you look at the coalition the president put together, the latino vote. exit polls. it went up from 2008 to 2012. voted for president obama. the youth vote went up from 2008 to 2012 from 18 to 19%. the female vote gender gap was significant for the president. the gender gap is significant. do the republicans have to do more on those fronts? >> yes. i thought the message was good on jobs and the economy. deficit reduction, energy independence, protecting the military. the right issue. but winning is the combination of the right tone to bring as many peo
is the fact paul ryan had a b-plan to stay in his spot. what does it mean for him moving forward? >> paul ryan continues to be the chairman of the house budget committee which matters. because of the fiscal cliff. and because of the fy-13 or 2013 appropriations which have now been moved to next year. how much of a player does he make himself? is he going to be at the table at the white house like he was in august of 2011 when he very much pushed back against the white house and the rhetoric? he will be way more than a big player. but i think he may not try to be in your face as you might expect. >> expect him to talk about the fiscal cliff today. do you buy it? >> i like speaker boehner. he's old school. but i think he has a caucus biting at his heels. i don't know that he'll do that or won't. >> great to have you here. thank you so much. >>> something to keep you up to speed on because we are watching it. this possibility of a nor'easter adding insult to injury on the eastern seaboard. now bracing for this bad weather. today this storm could dump up to a foot of snow and bring more flooding t
thanking supporters and his running mate, congressman paul ryan, during a gracious concession speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. i so wish, i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america. >>> i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> we do have interesting numbers on the amount of cash spent on this president election. it was the most expensive in history. overall nearly a billion dollars were spent by the campaigns and outside groups or super pacs since the presidential campaign began in earnest in march. team romney outspent team obama by a whopping $182 million. the total amount of outside spending for radio and tv ads was also a record $435 million. $370 million of that went towards supporting mitt romney. according to the center for respo
running mate, congressman paul ryan, during a gracious concession speech. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. i so wish, i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america. >>> and just as you are react g reacting, reaction from around the world to president obama's re-election victory is pouring in this morning. nbc's michelle kosinski is live in london. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, lynn. it is a strong reaction. it's on the front page of the british paper "the guardian "america's verdict. it was incredible watching british network's coverage of the election. it started before midnight, went all night with live coverage of the results. and to see it, you would think you were watching an american broadcast. that level of depth and detail. i mean, in some cases they were giving county by county res
-mail sent out by paul ryan, the republican vice- presidential candidate earlier today saying, it looks as though the democratic vote is holding up. there are many people going out supporting president obama. there is a lot of psychology to explain why you would need an e- mail like that. perhaps it is making sure that supporters and their friends and family get out. but this is a close race. and governor romney give -- an interview to a radio station in virginia earlier in the day in which he said, he did not want to potentially lose by a few hundred votes and think, i don't wanna -- i could have done a little bit more to get out the vote spirit -- the votes. >> thank you from boston. we're all quite familiar with barack obama and mitt romney the candidates. now we will take a unique back -- a look back in photos at the two men who are running for the white house. ♪ ♪ >> mitt romney and barack obama, candidates for president of the united states, but husbands and fathers as well. you can learn more about the race for the white house by going to our website. we have a special page w
who is going to washington is the vice presidential candidate paul ryan. he lost his bid for vice president however, he won reelection in his wisconsin congressional seat. he will be going back to washington. will be able to bring the romney vision to washington? will he take out a pack of is on. that is one of the things that we will have to see that could be a legacy from this campaign. >> thank you emily schmidt live in boston this morning. >> 7:12 a.m. is the time we want to go outside to give you a quick look. again this is our hot spot in the east bay. eastbound 24 accident has snarled traffic. we will get the latest update from george coming in. we're back as we digest would happen in the presidential race and some of the propositions around california. >> yes. michael yaki our political analyst waking up to give us his input this morning. would find remarkable as you watched this race. >> i don't know it is remarkable what people were surprised at how quickly the race was called. if you look at all the trend lines for the polling people who would have pretty much seen that
to pray for him and this great nation. >> he appeared on stage with his family and he included paul ryan. campaign manager say they under estimated the level of turnouts including young people, latinos and african-american. >> now the nation is waiting for results from florida. this time mechanical failure. long bail and high turnout kept them in line until late last night. ballots are not counted yet. it is not clear who will get the state's 29 electoral votes. it won't change the outcome of the presidential election. >> one thing that played a role in the results is demographic of the voters they are targeting. with continuing election coverage, brian flores is live. we will examine why they didn't vote for the candidate. >> reporter: good afternoon, we are peeling back the layers and numbers, we are finding that the president resonated well with minorities. women and young voters while mitt romney didn't. >> in oakland's fruit district, the majority say the choice was clear. >> it is good. >> as analysts look back at the election they are finding the face of the voter changed. what pl
's a mandate for us to try to find a way to work together on the solutions. >> reporter: even paul ryan will return to a leadership role in the house. but the culture of the old boys club in congress is fading with wins by senator elect elizabeth warren of mass mass and tammy baldwin, the first openly gay senator from wisconsin. >> women have been the bastion of bipartisanship. >> reporter: late this afternoon another sign of progress. with the speaker of the house telling barack obama he wants him to succeed, not as a liberal or conservative but as a president who can bring them together. >> we'll have much more on the elections at 5:30, including a live report from check with the latest from both presidential campaigns. >>> start you off with a check of maryland's most powerful radar. light precip, also across the bay bridge, kent island through caroline county. zoom. you have to remember where you see the color changes, this is a doppler estimate. some of them producing a mix, wintriy. as we go further in here southeastern baltimore county, a little mix. roads could get slick at time
, paul ryan was the way in which he persuaded the republican base that he's one of them. i mean he had the republican base. he did not lose this election because he wasn't conservative enough. he lost the moderates in the middle in places like ohio, in places like florida where he just couldn't afford to. and i think it's a triumph of an actual campaign against pure cynicism and lies. and i think that is a huge victory for the american people, i really do. ( crowd cheering ) >> stephen: thank you so much for joining me. >> thank you. >> stephen: please come again. >> will do. >> stephen: and please tell your liberal friends i will see them in hell. andrew sullivan. ? fpt8y(y(ylbqr@p@)0p,g >> stephen: welcome back, everybody. ( crowd cheering ) you know, in addition to the presidential race, tonight the leadership of congress could change hands. or in the case of senate minority leader mitch mcconnell, amphibious flippers. they only need to pick up four seats and they'll seize control. with that in mind, let's take a look at some of the key races. the colbert report can now conform for
the vice presidential debate between joe biden -- and he didn't curse the whole time. and paul ryan. he was very thirsty. >> do you know why you missed that, martha? because you were moderating the debate. i thought you were very impressive in your exercise of authority. you didn't let it... you didn't pretend that the role of the journalist is to be a lump of malleable clay to absolve yourself of any charges of liberal bias or, you know, being on that team. is that a problem within the journalists' world now? >> actually that's how i approached the debate. i just was doing my job. i'm a journalist. i'm not a host of anything. i'm not an anchor. i'm a journalist. that's what i do every single day. it never occurred to me to do anything different. i to say that >> jon: where does the pressure come from on journalists to not be journalists anymore, for the moderating? that idea that, has the pressure on journalists to not show an opinion in anyway ruined their ability to call out facts or lies? >> well, first of all, i think everybody has a different approach to this obviously >> jon: sur
. >> this is a puzzle about how he played his cards. he picked paul ryan, who has big ideas -- and this appetite -- it can be sated. he will get a lot of cred from the voters pavillion. instead you get the worst of both worlds. you get whatever criticism there was. and they use him like tim pawlenty. aey haven't talked about single tough choice. >> for the c-span audience, one question from earlier -- there are two big questions. i am not convinced. one question, why did mitt romney not pivot to the center, as he did in denver in the debate, why didn't he do that in april. that was the time to make the shift. the obama team forecast their strategy. >> the reason was -- you wrote brilliantly about it. until the convention, the campaign they ran was not good until the convention. they wasted money in not buying adds earlier. he could have moved to the middle. the republicans didn't think they could win and would have taken any transition. and an email from northern chile -- what impact will latino voters have? you bring a lot about immigration reform. >> new mexico wasn't in play. it went automati
the supporters he and running mate paul ryan gave everything they had to the campaign. >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation shows another leader and so ann and i join with you to pray for him and this great nation. >> now mitt romney also thanked his wife, his sons, his staffers for all of their support and running mate paul ryan will return to washington after voters in wisconsin reelected him to represent the state's first district. now bay area republicans were left sad and disappointed. about 100 republicans gathered in walnut creek at masimos's restaurant. they watched the returns. however the celebration they planned never happened. after president obama's victory was announced many simply headed home. >> it's a pretty sad night here in the republican. there is a lot of people here thought romney communicated a message that resinated with america and disappointed he did not prevail. >> ironically i'm not feeling quite as sad as i thought i would. several of my dearest friends almost made me cry but not quite. >> w
. >> paul ryan comes out well. neil: really? >> he did not sizzle. lou: he lost wisconsin. neil: they were not winning wisconsin. >> no way. lou: why would you bridge him on. >> he was -- >> you don't think he was disappointing on the stump. >> he did fine. rubio is going to be there. lou: i'll buy rubio. neil: what about chris christie, lou's friend. >> sorry. i think what chri chris christid with the storm, not just emprissinembracing the presiden. he is too moderate on social issues for republican base. neil: you say republican party will go hard right? >> no, they are going to go, is going to be younger, more libertarianish. this is a party that will embrace fiscal conservativism. neil: do you agree dave? >> well, i think they will keep with fiscal conservative implement you can't have you know democratic spending policies, and republican tax policies. i mean, fact is that problem is overwhelmingly a spending problem. both parties have allowed government to grow too big, and promise too much. we need to resou restructture nt we're. >> no one came out as a obvious next contendor. neil:
in "the wisconsin state journal." observers say paul ryan now a front-runner for the 2016 gop nomination. tell me we're not already talking about 2016. >> let the race begin. of course, we're keeping our eye on another big story as well this morning. can you probably see the flags moving pretty briskly behind us. that is a sign of what's to come as nasty weather, a nor'easter bears down on already storm-ravaged parts of this east coast. al is live along the new jersey shore with what we can expect. >> all right. we want to get right to our top story, the election results. nbc's kristen welker had a late night covering president obama's campaign, and she joins us this morning from chicago. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. well, president obama is waking up as a two-term president. a lot of people said it wouldn't be possible because of the stagnant economy, but he was able to rally his core constituents, women, african-americans, young voters works turned out in force to send him back to the white house. a triumphant president obama walked out to a
think jeb bush will be a candidate. i wouldn't be surprised with paul ryan is not a candidate next time out. i think you're going to see whole new slate here. >> it's never too early to start talking about the next election. >> pelley: you know that somebody is planning it as we speak. jan crawford is at romney campaign headquarters kind of a solemn mood there this evening, jan? >> well, it is very silent here. we're still waiting on governor romney to give that consection speech. many people expected he would be here quite some time ago, there is no indication there's been any movement for governor romney to this call to address this crowd. i want to go back to something we were talking about. this campaign thought he was going to win. may be taking awhile to sink in. they did according to representatives lose this race they believed they were going to carry it off tonight. they thought it would be positive, told me last night that already put in place preparations for something tomorrow because -- the romney campaign would be looking forward maybe having some event tomorrow to talk
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